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Offline TimB

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Pirelli scorpion trail 2
« on: September 18, 2020, 06:31:10 »
 After 4000 miles I decided I had enough of the OEM the Bridgestone’s BW 501/2 which I found OK plenty of grip wet and dry, but slow to warm up, difficult to turn in and quite squared off now.

I have decided to go for a pair Pirelli scorpion trail 2s, winner of a recent ride magazine adventure bike tyre road test - they used the V-Strom 1050 XT for the test which was handy.

I seem to like Pirelli tyres, and was impressed with the scorpion trail 2 fitted to the Africa twin 100O I used to have and currently available for around £200 for the pair on the internet

Local dealer JW Groombridge will fit them next Tuesday,
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Re: Pirelli scorpion trail 2
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2020, 07:51:13 »
I use them on the Multistrada. they're great on the twisties but square off fast on the motorways. they could do with a firmer compound in the central band.
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Re: Pirelli scorpion trail 2
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2020, 09:58:21 »
I still have them as possible replacements as I really like the Trail 1's on the 990 and have had decent life out of them (at least 7k and still OK for wear), but 2112 found his Stelvio (I think) ate them in no time. I don't run heavy but am not subtle with the throttle so they may not like being loaded up much.
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Re: Pirelli scorpion trail 2
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2020, 12:27:56 »
Yes that's fair comment, I'm often two up with luggage.
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Re: Pirelli scorpion trail 2
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2020, 00:21:15 »
I liked them but the front tyre cupped dreadfully after about 4000 miles.

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Re: Pirelli scorpion trail 2
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2020, 13:05:17 »
I put a set of Trail 2's on my former Aprilia Caponord 1200 and was very impressed with them. Very neutral handling, loads of grip and a lot of feel too. I don't think they will last too long though.

As Mr Nick quite rightly states my former Guzzi Stelvio came with Trail 1's as standard and destroyed them in no time, about 2,400 for the first rear if I remember correctly... Grippy but short lived.
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Re: Pirelli scorpion trail 2
« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2020, 20:09:42 »
Really good, you can try the Pirelli Rally STR, excellent too!